Arkansas Governor Sets November Execution

Aug 25, 2017

 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' governor has set a November execution date for a convicted killer, marking the first scheduled date since the state put four men to death in April. 

     Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office said Friday that the governor scheduled a Nov. 9 execution date for Jack Greene, who was convicted of killing Sidney Jethro Burnett in 1991 after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson. Rutledge said Greene has exhausted his appeals and there's no stay of execution in place. 

     Arkansas executed four prisoners in April but had intended to put eight men to death. The state scheduled the executions to occur before its supply of one of its lethal injection drugs expired. 

     The state announced last week it had a new supply of the drug. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked Hutchinson to schedule Greene's execution.